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Michelin Selling More TCi Locations

Three months after selling 27 Tire Centers stores to an independent tire dealer in the southeastern U.S. Michelin North America is planning to sell more of its TCi locations.

Many fleets dread the downtime. But according to Rush Truck Centers, front-end alignments can be done in as little as 90 minutes. Photo:  Rush Truck Centers

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Alignment and Balancing: Hassle, or Worth the Hustle?

There are three strong arguments in favor of a good tire alignment and balancing program, experts say: Fuel, tread life, and drivers.

Cummins showed off its new electric concept truck at the NACV show. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

New SAF-Holland LSZ20 suspension Photo: SAF-Holland

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SAF-Holland Offers 20K Lift Axle Suspension System

SAF-Holland has introduced its large-capacity 20K Neway LSZ auxiliary steerable lift axle suspension, designed to be more compact with increased lift speed and improved ride performance.

Allison says its 9-speed transmission will be ready by 2020. Photo: Allison

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Allison to Bring 9-Speed Automatic Transmission to Market by 2020

Allison Transmission plans to release the first 9-speed fully automatic transmission in 2020, offering fuel savings and available to help meet the next round of greenhouse gas emissions standards.

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Data-Driven Intelligence from Thermo King Refrigeration Units

Thermo King is making it easier for fleets to make use of the data from their refrigeration units by shipping its Precedent reefers already equipped with its TracKing asset management system.

Photo: Morgan Corporation

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Morgan Releases Improved Side Guards

The new side- and-rear step designs and dent resistant plastic toolboxes are lighter than traditional metal toolboxes.

Photo by Paul Clinton

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Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Davey Jung, Executive Vice President, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. answers questions for the media at a press conference in West Virginia. Photo: Hino Trucks

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Hino to Move Into North American Heavy-Duty Market

Hino announced that it plans to produce a new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks at a new truck assembly plant in West Virginia, starting in 2019.

“The trailer is very much increasing in importance.” says Wabco's Jon Morrison. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Panel: Trailers Next Frontier in Telematics

The power of telematics continues to advance, and there are still plenty of opportunities to be realized – especially when it comes to the rolling assets seen in a rearview mirror. A panel at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show explored the topic.

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